Salmon Fail, Rotisserie Chicken Saves the Meal

Ahhh, back to my routine. Although, I have gotten away from the routine of eating a big hearty breakfast, I have found if I have a small snack breakfast before my morning workout, I don’t get cramps and I have more energy. This morning, I had half of a banana smeared with peanut butter, and a cup of coffee:

Then, after an awesome run and shoulder workout, I refueled with and extra green smoothie:

Lots of spinach in this baby!

More veggies for lunch please:

Salad with carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, potatoes, and black beans.

Dinner was a quick fix, but unfortunate fail. I had this frozen salmon;


Either it was just old, or perhaps I have thawed it and re froze before. Either way, it was not edible. Luckily, I had some rotisrrerie chicken leftover, Out with the salmon, in with the chicken:

With veggies, brown rice, and tarter sauce…yep on the chicken, why not?

Dessert was so good, it was almost highjacked by kitties with a sweet tooth:

Publix raspberry elegance cake is the best!!!

Small Things

Just finished up wedding #3 of the weekend yesterday, and today I’m knee deep in the 4 upcoming weddings this weekend. Yikes!!! It’s very exciting, and I’m actually thriving on the busi-ness. This is my 3rd wedding season at Cross Creek Ranch. We pretty much have 2 seasons: Spring and Fall, since it is an outdoor venue. Then I get a break in the summer, and a bit of a break in the winter. I’m starting to feel like I’m really getting the hang of this. I think it takes a good year or more to really get to know a new job. What do you think?

Pictures of Sunday’s wedding:

Today’s eats:

Breakfast: Hard boiled egg and banana. Unpictured.

Lunch: This Healthy Choice frozen meal:

It was tasty, but not filling enough, only 240 calories. And I don’t think it’s very healthy either. The ingredient list is a mile line, and pretty high in sodium.

Dinner was healthy and homemade:

Salmon on the George Foreman (takes only a little over 5 minutes to cook), pan-fried red potatoes, and stir fried veggies. Three secrets to fool the eye and the stomach. First, this plate is small, everyone knows that trick, but it works! Second, cut things small and it feels like you are eating more. Those potatoes were about 2 and 1/2 small red potatoes. I could easily eat 5 or 6 whole ones, but sliced so thin, they looked like a whole lot more. Third, take small bites. The best part of eating is the taste,right? So take mini bites and enjoy the flavor each time, and you get more flavor experiences each meal.

And yes, that is a pile of tartar sauce dalloped on there. I make it with olive oil mayo, sweet relish and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Dessert was one lonely Girl Scout samoa. I think he needs some company in my belly.